Official tasting notes.
Nose: Plum, ginger snaps and toffee evolve into notes of cinnamon, candied orange and golden wattle pollen
Palate: Unctuous and mouth filling. Honey poached apricots, grapefruit and ginger are joined by a wave of complex herbal notes
Finish: Long and complex, with candied orange zest, curry leaf and mint
Archie Rose Distilling Co. ‘Maidenii Nocturne Cask’ Rye Malt Whisky 700ml 52%
Out of Stock
A limited release from AR’s Trials & Exceptions series that yielded 720 bottles – Already sold out at the distillery.
Region: Rosebery & Banksmeadow, NSW
Bottler: Archie Rose Distilling Co.
Cask Type: Ex-Maidenii Nocturne (vermouth)
Cask No: NOC-01 & NOC-02
Barrelling Date: 23rd of December 2021
Disgorging Date: 13th of June 2022
Here’s a super unique expression that has Archie Rose bending convention to deliver a delicious whisky for the 9th release in their Trials & Exceptions series.
Ageing new-make rye in ex- Aussie vermouth barrels may rankle the odd whisky purist, but we believe life’s too short to worry about these kinds of things (ask Bruichladdich 😉) and the whisky is defined by its very category – Trials & Exceptions. It’s bold, it’s individual and it’s Archie Rose at the top of their game!
The Distillery says it best;
“When pondering what our ninth Trials & Exceptions release could be we found ourselves questioning what existing spirits could pair exceptionally with an upcoming whisky product. A no-brainer, we found whisky and vermouth to be a fantastic combination and sought to pair the two together in a unique and highly limited release of only 720 bottles. Having consumed more than a little bit of Maidenii Vermouth in our time, the team saw the iconic Australian brand as a natural partner for the product.
The process saw casks that matured Maidenii Nocturne filled with a bespoke blend of Rye Malt Whisky to impart notes of botanically infused Australian Vin Amer and the subtle spice of rye, offering a flavourful intersection of grapefruit zest, plum, cloves and curry leaf with just a hint of bitterness and a long and complex finish. Whilst we recommend drinking this whisky neat, it is ideal for drinking in cocktails with bitter components such as an Amaro or Black Manhattan.”
About Trials & Exceptions Series
A collection of limited-release spirits, AR’s Trials & Exceptions series seeks to uncover the most exceptional single casks and small batch trials, offering first-hand insights into the raw ingredients, processes and people involved in the production of their spirits.
Limited to 1 per Customer
Official tasting notes.